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Book Review: Meeting God in the Upper Room

Meeting God in the Upper Room: Three Moments to Change Your Life (Servant, 2017) is a compelling, well-written narrative which engages the interest of modern readers while explaining traditional Catholic teaching and history at the same time. Msgr. Peter Vaghi reveals a unique talent to pierce the hearts of modern Catholics with his honest, personal reflections on the core message of the Gospel as well as the words of … Continue reading Book Review: Meeting God in the Upper Room

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Elizabeth and Allison Both Interviewed Melanie on BreadBox Media

Last year in 2015, I recorded two interviews for Catholic radio shows. Now you can actually hear my voice and learn more about my faith and life as a convert. Here is a radio interview I did with Elizabeth Reardon, last year on her show on Breadbox Media: An Engaging Faith Featuring Melanie Jean Juneau And if that is not enough for you try this … Continue reading Elizabeth and Allison Both Interviewed Melanie on BreadBox Media

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Worth Revisiting: Theology Simplified

Sometimes it seems theologians love to write circles around the average Christian. Sometimes words merely complicate the simplicity of the inexplicable. Othertimes, theologians can laugh at themselves. I rarely remember even the simplest joke but I have never forgotten this intellectual, theological joke told 30 years ago by a Jesuit priest in front of a University New Testament class. Jesus was walking alongside of the … Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Theology Simplified

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Catholic Conference 4 Moms : Faces of Mercy with Tami Kiser

The second Catholic Conference 4 Moms: Faces of Mercy is coming up in February. It is hard to find childcare or travel to a conference, so Tami brings the Catholic Conference 4 Mom right to us. The 2016 “Faces of Mercy” Catholic Conference 4 Moms will offer: 20+ all new popular presenters and presentations (see them here) a Spanish Track, featuring presentations specifically for Hispanic moms access … Continue reading Catholic Conference 4 Moms : Faces of Mercy with Tami Kiser

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Pope Francis Reflects on His African Visit

As I read the pope’s opening words of praise for Africa, a scene from the colourful mass at Nairobi University, Kenya, flashed through my mind. Despite the cold, rain and mud, the faithful sang with gusto, often ululated a high pitched trilling sound as if they could hardly contain their joy. They swayed to the music and danced to the beat of drums. Even the … Continue reading Pope Francis Reflects on His African Visit

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Worth Revisiting: “Are They All Yours?”

A friend sent me the most amusing video, a song composed by a family of 12 , sung to the tune of the Christmas carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas”. It is hilarious because I have heard all these phrases for decades. listen and enjoy.  The very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people. When the words The Joy Of … Continue reading Worth Revisiting: “Are They All Yours?”

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Do You Agree With Abortion Forgiveness?

Pope Francis is capturing the media’s attention with his visit to Cuba and the United States this week.  So, a young woman currently working as a journalist in New York City, who is part of Columbia University’s M.S. program, interviewed me over the phone on Monday about Pope Francis’ announcement regarding abortion forgiveness for women. My positive reaction to the pope’s decision shocked this journalist at … Continue reading Do You Agree With Abortion Forgiveness?

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Catholic Writers: Stand Up for the Truth in LOVE

The challenge is to witness to the validity of our Catholic spirituality with a mature love, without stooping to ridicule our Protestant brothers.  It is God who converts and convicts; we are simply called to tell our stories and to pray.  Then our sinfulness will not hinder any move of God I am proud to proclaim I am a Catholic writer. A saved, born again, … Continue reading Catholic Writers: Stand Up for the Truth in LOVE

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Want an Difficult Lenten Discipline? Just Try Self- Publishing

A good self-mortifying exercise for Lent? Look no further than your local self-publishing site. Actually, Smashwords  publishing is wonderful, explaining every step with diagrams and in ordinary terms  in a Smashwords Style Guide…but I am a technological idiot. After days of fumbling, forcing myself to work as if I was technologically intelligent, I finally self-published a short, free e-book on Smashwords. Supposedly, this process only … Continue reading Want an Difficult Lenten Discipline? Just Try Self- Publishing

The Light From One Candle

“I can only trust that even oppressive darkness cannot snuff the light cast from many tiny flames of truth.” Melanie Jean Juneau Thanks to Diane McKelva, editor at CatholicsStand, for creating a meme out of one of my comments. She has written a wonderful article on Fifty Shades of Grey entitled The Death of Shame. http://www.catholicstand.com/death-shame/#comment-1859063427 Continue reading The Light From One Candle

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Pope Francis: The Importance of Fathers

On February 04, 2015, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the family, reflecting on the role of fathers.This week, the pope focuses on the positive roles and qualities of effective fathers. He discusses three great Biblical fathers to illuminate qualities of a good father: the parable of the Prodigal Son, the figure of God “Our Father,” and the figure of St. Joseph. First, the pope began this … Continue reading Pope Francis: The Importance of Fathers

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Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival

When I started blogging, I stumbled upon a wonderful place to connect to other Catholic Bloggers. Even though I have not participated in a long time, we are still supporting each other.  Please join me and other Catholic bloggers over at RAnn’s Place where we share posts from the previous week. To participate, go to your blog and create a post titled Sunday Snippets–A Catholic … Continue reading Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival